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Finland Travel Guide

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Guide to 2012's World Design Capital: Helsinki, Finland

A head-to-hand guide to this year’s World Design Capital. Smell: Lilies and lilacs mingling with the aroma of freshly brewed espresso at the cozy café...

Finnish Company Offers Teddy Bear Vacations, Blogger Considers Shooting Himself

A travel agency in Finland is offering guided tours of the remote Lapland region—but for teddy bears only. No people allowed. But that’s okay. After...

Crayfish—and Giant Sucking Sound—Mark the End of Summer in Finland

While most don’t want to think about the end of summer, the Finns are celebrating with crayfish and schnapps. From now through October, hotels, tour...

Finland’s Best Saunas

The sauna, a centuries-old ritual in Finland, has staying—and healing—powers.

Live From NY (or Galicia, or Finland, or Kolkatta)

I'm a sucker for a live feed. After returning home from a trip to Spain, I discovered a website linking to a camera in Galicia...

Ultimate North: Lapland

It is home to Alvar Aalto buildings, Santa Claus kitsch, orange birch trees, hedonistic ski resorts, herds of wild reindeer, and a people who live...

Driving the King's Road

With the King's Road as his route, Josh Dean embarks upon a journey of royal proportions, from the coast of Finland to the heart of...

40 Trips To Change Your World | Lapland

Trek your way through the northern regions of Norway, Sweden, and Finland and experience life above the Arctic Circle. During your week-long trip you will...

Royal Caribbean's Record-Size Cruise Ship Nearly Ready

USA TODAY | Will Royal Caribbean's much-awaited new ship, Allure of the Seas, be ready for its late November unveiling? It's looking more and more...

World's Strangest Statues

Pink ducks and giant babies: Here are some of the strangest statues on the planet.
HOTELS

Hotel Linna

The Palace Hotel Linna, a 1903 Finnish Art Nouveau fortress, was originally the local university’s student union building. While historical details (stone arches, stained-glass windows) have... more ›


RESTAURANTS

Sea Horse

Beneath the green-and-black sea horse mural that dominates this 73-year-old establishment near the harbor, dine on classics: creamy, dill-flecked salmon soup and crisply fried Baltic herring with... more ›


ACTIVITIES

Church in the Rock

Built in 1969 and carved out of solid bedrock, the top of this modern church (called Temppeliaukio in Finnish) hovers aboveground like a spaceship. It also does duty as a choral and classical music... more ›


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